An easy way to fix scratches on your wood furniture using olive oil and vinegar

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Most everyone has a piece of furniture or flooring around the house that could use a little fixing or touch up. And with so many products available out there that claim to help, it's not always easy to know which ones will work. The good news is that there are simple and inexpensive DIY idea and simple life hacks that you can use, instead of going out and spending a small fortune on products that don't always work. You will take a look at the tutorial and short video for this easy and inexpensive DIY idea for treating scratched wood.

If you have had wooden furniture in your living space for a while, there is a good chance that you've accumulated at least a couple of scratches or nicks on the surface. Before you a spend a pile of money on a professional wood refinisher to help restore the surface, it doesn't hurt to try a few DIY idea and techniques that use household items from around the house to minimize the visibility of the scratch. If you have a minor scratch on the finish of the wood surface but not the wood, you can also try rubbing a solution of some lemon juice and cooking oil over the scratch with a clean lint cloth. You want to rub the ingredients firmly in the direction of the scratch until it disappears.

Rub out surface scratches. You can rub out the surface scratches in your wooden furniture with a paste made of some mineral oil and pumice which is available in powder form at your local hardware and paint stores. Use extra-fine-grade steel wool to help rub the mixture into the scratched area. Then wipe the mixture off and buff with a dry cloth. Cover-up scratches. Sometimes you can simply cover up a furniture scratch rather than removing the scratch. Choose a wax crayon that matches the finish color on your scratched furniture. Color in the scratch with the wax crayon, then rub the spot with your finger to help blend the wax crayon with the finish. Another way to help hide scratches is to cover them with an oil-based craft or artist’s paint from a tube. Choose a color that is darker than the wood finish on the furniture. Rub a little color into the scratch, and the scratch in the wood will appear to blend in with the finish. This diy idea will not work on furniture with a polyurethane finish. You can also cover scratches with some instant coffee. If your scratched wooden furniture has a darker stain, try using some instant coffee to cover the scratch. Make a thick paste from the coffee granules and water, then rub the coffee paste into the scratch. Fill the scratch with walnut meat. Use the oil that comes from a walnut to help conceal a surface scratch in wooden furniture. Crack the walnut and then rub a piece of the walnut meat into the surface scratch. Polish the wood area with a soft rag, and the scratch should become invisible. Polish off scuffs and minor Scratches.

To help freshen up wooden furniture that is scratched or scuffed, then sand the damaged areas lightly with some extra-fine-grade steel wool. Then apply oil-based colored furniture polishes that are available at hardware stores. Allow the polish to completely dry so that the oil can soak into the damaged area. You can also sand again lightly if needed, with the steel wool to feather in or soften the color. You will find these DIY idea for fixing scratches at the Simple Most site. On the site you will find DIY, DIY ideas, simple life hacks, travel ideas, food, home, travel and more. **

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